5 KEYS FOR CHURCH LEADERS by Kevin E. Martin. N.Y.: Church Publishing, 2007. Pp. 99. (BV652.1.M27 2007).As though you members of the Vestry do not carry enough keys, the Rev. John K. Kitagawa. with the support of Bishop Kirk Smith, have found five more for you to carry. And, when the Vestry finishes reading this little book other leaders should be in line to read it, followed by the rest of us.
That is, if we want St. Philip's to be as strong as it might be. The author is an Episcopal priest and consultant throughout the Episcopal family. He knows his way around and knows what keys open what doors to our visions of healthier churches.
The five keys are:
1. Build the team
2. Pay Attention to the Generations
3. Tend the Two Doors
4. Keep Healthy
5. Raise the Stewardship Level
Martin writes in the Introduction, "For the past fifteen years. I have been helping congregational leaders create vibrant, healthy, and growing congregations. Ten of those years were spent in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas working with 160 different and diverse churches…We figured out how to grow a mainline judicatory during a time of decline for most mainline denominations." P. 1.
Enjoy 5 KEYS FOR CHURCH LEADERS. The rector requested the Renouf / Nelson Library to order five copies, so there is no excuse that you cannot find one to read. You may check it out for one week and renew it if needed.
…The Library Committee